fascis

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Etymology[edit]

From fascio (to bundle), from Proto-Indo-European *bhasko (bundle, band), see also Ancient Greek φάκελος (phákelos, bundle), Old English bæst (inner bark of the linden tree), Welsh baich (load, burden), Middle Irish basc (neckband).

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Noun[edit]

fascis m (genitive fascis); third declension

  1. A fagot, fascine; bundle, packet, package, parcel.
  2. A burden, load.
  3. (usually in plural) A bundle carried by lictors before the highest magistrates, consisting of rods and an axe, with which criminals were scourged and beheaded.
  4. A high office, like the consulship.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fascis fascēs
genitive fascis fascium
dative fascī fascibus
accusative fascem fascēs
fascīs
ablative fasce fascibus
vocative fascis fascēs

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References[edit]

  • fascis in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879